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2019年6月

Phloem: Methods and Protocols

  • SEKI, Motohide

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Chapter 29: Using a mathematical model of phloem transport to optimize strategies for crop improvement
出版者・発行元
Springer
総ページ数
473
担当ページ
387–395
記述言語
英語
著書種別
教科書・概説・概論
DOI
ISBN
9781493995622

It is valuable to set an ideotype plant structure (i.e., ideal numbers and arrangement of sucrose sources, sinks, and pathways that maximize crop yield) as a goal for breeding with modern and near-future technologies. However, it is not easy to theoretically specify an ideotype because multiple factors need to be considered simultaneously. Here a method to obtain plant ideotypes using a simple mathematical model is described. The model identifies plant structures with maximal yield through a series of simulations of the dynamic changes in sucrose concentration at different positions of the plant. Originally developed for rice, this revised method can be applied to a wide range of crop plants.